Tuesday Morning State Sports Summary
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 02:00:18 EST
The Detroit Pistons are off to their worst start in team history after last night's 92-to-90 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Palace.
Detroit, now 0-and-8 on the season, blew an 11-point fourth quarter lead to remain winless so far this season.
Rodney Stuckey led the Pistons with 19 points, while Greg Monroe added 17 points and six rebounds.
Russell Westbrook posted 33 points and 10 rebounds, and Kevin Durant added 26 points, nine boards and four blocks for Oklahoma City, which moved to 6-and-2.
Detroit will look to get their first win when they play the 76ers on Wednesday night in Philadelphia.
The Los Angeles Lakers have named Mike D'Antoni their new head coach.
D'Antoni will take over a team that has won two straight games since the firing of Mike Brown after a 1-4 start.
The Lakers said D'Antoni has signed a multi-year contract, a deal reported by a Los Angeles newspaper to be worth $12 million
over three years with a club option for a fourth season.
There was speculation the Lakers would bring Phil Jackson back a third time, but D'Antoni was the choice of team brass early Monday morning.
Utah Jazz 140, Toronto Raptors 133 (Triple Overtime)
Milwaukee Bucks 105, Philadelphia 76ers 96
Oklahoma City Thunder 92, Detroit Pistons 90
Boston Celtics 101, Chicago Bulls 95
Miami Heat 113, Houston Rockets 110
Minnesota Timberwolves 90, Dallas Mavericks 82
Phoenix Suns 110, Denver Nuggets 100
Atlanta Hawks 95, Portland Trail Blazers 87
The fifth-ranked Michigan Wolverines beat IUPUI 91-54 in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off Tournament last night at the Crisler Center.
Five players scored in double digits for the Wolverines. Trey Burke lead the Wolverines with 22 points and nine assists, while freshman Glenn Robinson lll scored 21 points for the 2-and-oh Wolverines.
U-of-M will play Cleveland State tonight as the NIT Tip-Off Tournament continues. Game time at the Crisler Center is 8:00 p.m.
Roy Devyn Marble scored 18 points to lead the Iowa Hawkeyes to a 73-61 victory over the Central Michigan Chippewas in non-
conference action at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
For the Chippewas (0-1), Kyle Randall scored 17 points while Derrick Richardson added 14 off the bench in the season-opening setback.
In the first half the Chippewas shot only 28.6 percent from the field but due to their five three-pointers they went into halftime trailing by only three, 29-26.
The 14-ranked Michigan State Spartans are back in action this evening when they take on the Kansas Jayhawks. Tip-off in Atlanta, Georgia is 7:00 p.m.
The Spartans are coming off Friday's 66-to-62 loss to Connecticut in the Armed Forces Classic in Ramstein, Germany.
Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week.
On Friday, Hardaway scored 25 points and added 10 rebounds in U-of-M's 100-62 win against Slippery Rock. Hardaway also became the 46th player in school history to score one-thousand points.
(Top-25 College Basketball)
(1) Indiana 87, North Dakota State 61
(5) Michigan 91, IUPUI 54
(17) Memphis 81, North Florida 66
(18) UNLV 92, Northern Arizona 54
(19) Gonzaga 84, West Virginia 50
(20) Notre Dame 84, Monmouth 57
The Detroit Lions returned to Allen Park on Monday and reviewed film from Sunday's 34-24 loss at Minnesota.
The players are off today and will return to the practice field Wednesday.
Detroit will begin a three-game home stand as they welcome Green Bay to the Motor City in Week 11. The Packers return following a Bye week.
Shaun Suisham's third field goal of the game gave the Steelers a 16-13 overtime win over the Chiefs.
The kick was set up by Lawrence Timmons' interception on the first possession of the extra frame.
Byron Leftwich replaced Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who suffered a shoulder injury. Leftwich threw for 73 yards in leading the offense.
Heath Miller led the way with four catches for 47 yards as the Steelers moved to 6-and-3.
Pittsburgh Steelers 16, Kansas City Chiefs 13 (OT)
The BCS presidential advisory committee and group of commissioners unanimously approved the final details Monday on a four-team playoff for the Football Bowl Subdivision post-season.
The new playoff system, which was approved in June, will begin in the 2014-15 season.
The four teams will be chosen by a selection committee.
Some of the provisions the group agreed upon were to share revenue for the first time in college football history and to create three "contract bowls" and three "host bowls" as part of the post-season format.
The highest-ranked champion from the five conferences that are not in contract bowls will be guaranteed a spot in a host bowl.
The NHL labor dispute may not be as complicated as it seems.
NHL Players' Association special counsel Steve Fehr says the two sides are "fairly close" on one major issue and that a deal could be done very soon.
"Postmedia News" out of Toronto says Fehr believes the issues aren't that complicated and that both sides have already given a lot.
He added that there's not much more for either side to give up on.
The NHL locked out the players after the collective bargaining agreement expired in September. Games through the end of November have already been cancelled, as well as the Winter Classic on New Year's Day.
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper were named the Jackie Robinson Award winners as the top rookies in the American and National League, respectively, as voted on by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
The 21-year-old Trout became the 18th unanimous rookie of the year victor, eighth in the AL.
Harper narrowly edged Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed pitcher Wade Miley for the NL honor.
The Cy Young and the MVP awards will be awarded later this week.
---Michigan Sports Hall of Fame---
The newest members for the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame have been announced.
Former Red Wings defenseman Mark Howe and former Lions lineman Lomas Brown headline the latest class.
Former MSU basketball players Steve Smith and Mateen Cleaves, former NFL coach Tony Dungy and former Michigan football player Tyrone Wheatley have made the cut as well.